Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) Recipients and Funding

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) largest investment to improve American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) tribal health and is focused on health promotion and chronic disease prevention.

CDC funds 27 GHWIC recipients across three components.

Component one funds tribes and Urban Indian Organizations and implements strategies to prevent chronic diseases.

Component two funds Tribal Organizations; each allocates at least half their funds to at least four tribes in their area. This expands the program’s reach to more than 130 tribes to further put into action strategies to prevent chronic diseases.

Component three funds one Tribal Organization, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Inc., to serve as a program-wide coordinating center supporting peer learning, evaluation, and communication across all Component One and Two recipients.

GHWIC recipients are listed below with funding amounts for the current cycle. To visit the awardee sites, go to the GHWIC Awardees page.

Funding Totals for Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country
Component 1 Awardees
Catawba Indian Nation  |   Rock Hill, SC $324,391
Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council  Inc – UIO  |   Oklahoma City, OK $375,000
Cherokee Nation  |   Tahlequah, OK $375,000
Fort Peck Community College  |   Poplar, MT $374,965
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center  Inc. – UIO  |   Milwaukee, WI $370,000
Native Americans for Community Action  Inc. – UIO  |   Flagstaff, AZ $375,000
Navajo Nation  |   Window Rock, AZ $325,000
Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona  |   Tucson, AZ $375,000
Pinoleville Pomo Nation  |   Ukiah, CA $374,886
Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska  |   Unalaska, AK $325,000
Santo Domingo Tribe-Kewa Health Outreach Program  |   Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM $110,000
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians  |   Sault Ste. Marie, MI $375,000
Three Affiliated Tribes  |   New Town, ND $375,000
Urban Indian Center Of Salt Lake – UIO  |   Salt Lake City, UT $324,657
Washoe Tribe Of Nevada & California  |   Gardnerville, NV $374,124

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center   |   Pendleton, OR

Component 2 and 3 Recipients
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Inc.*  |   Anchorage, AK $2,239,125
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board  |   Albuquerque, NM $1,240,625
California Rural Indian Health Board  Inc.  |   Roseville, CA $1,439,125
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council  |   Lac Du Flambeau, WI $1,240,625
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board  |   Rapid City, SD $943,464
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona  Inc.  |   Phoenix, AZ $858,109
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board  |   Portland, OR $1,240,625
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council  |   Billings, MT $943,464
Seattle Indian Health Board – UIHI  |   Seattle, WA $1,240,625
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board Foundation  |   Oklahoma City, OK $1,240,625
United South and Eastern Tribes  Inc.  |   Nashville, TN $1,240,625
*ANTHC is a Component 2 recipient and is funded to serve as the Coordinating Center for GHWIC (Component 3 award). The Coordinating Center for GHWIC funding is $800,000.